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. and not imposing these devastating defense cuts because what that does when we equivocate on our values -- it projects weakness, and when we look weak our adversaries are -- >> biden: that's all a bunch of ma lar i can. >> be specific. >> biden: the congressman here cut embassy security in his bert by $300 billion below what we asked for. number two governor romney before he even knew that our ambassador was killed he was making a political statement panned by the media around the world. and this weakness. i don't understand what my friend is talking about here. this president has done everything he has said he was going to do. he repaired our alliances so the rest of the world follows us again. he brought the entire world including russia and china to bring about the most devastating -- the most devastating efforts on iran to make sure that they in fact stop -- look i -- i -- these guys bet against america all the time -- >> let me go back to libya. >> biden: sure. >> what were you first told about the attack? why were people talking about protests when people
, what is the matter with you. what i would say in joe biden's defense and i would challenge anyone within the sound of my voice to send me a note, who was voted out of office because they were too arrogant or too condescending. i don't know that person. >> wait a minute. people don't like--people don't like condescension. but that's not what i think was going on here. you know what bothered me, and had he done this move once or twice, you know, it can be very effective. to do it constantly like that, it bothers me in two ways. first of all this is not a good way to win over voters who are on the defense. second of all imagine it turns all sorts of people off not just me. there are some midwestern states that are not entirely red you know. think about it this way. think about the president. what if we as a nation decided yeah that is the way our presidential debates should be conducted. these guys, you constantly talk over one another ridicule one another. >> there is that, thomas, but then there is the idea of the soft peddling, the happy warrior. when they got into the substance o
increasing by two, three four percent what is already the biggest defense budget and bigger than any defense budgets put together, how is increasing that increasing our security? paul ryan said that the terrorists would be afraid of us if we spent more money. >> there is another angle to this, the game change would have been if governor romney had gone to the true conservative position where he said, i want to get out of afghanistan earlier. if he becomes president the military is not going to want a long-term counter insurgency in afghanistan. the country wants us out and the president can do more to get us out quicker. other than that it's complete pandering to the neo-cons. >> eliot: afghanistan, iran, syria, mitt romney is 0-for-3 good rhetoric, zero in substance. let's talk about libya which has been the hot spot with the horror of the bengahzi consulate. this has been the biggest problem for the white house where you have the strategy. >> yes. >> eliot: it seems at a political level mitt romney is capitalizing on what appears to be a moment of weakness by the administration but is not
. here is joe biden calling ryan out -- i think this is on the defense cuts. >> we should not be imposing these devastating defense cuts because what that done when we equivocate on our values -- >> bill: get in there. >> they are much more willing to test us. >> with all due respect that's a bunch of mularkey because everything he said was not true. >> bill: paul ryan came across as inexperienced and very very nervous. did you notice how many times he kept sipping water, like get me out of here. obviously a lot of his lines were rehearsed. he was not natural or uncomfortable at all. ryan said, mitt romney is a car guy. yeah, his father was the head of a car company, but he wanted detroit to die. >> to be fair mitt romney is a car guy. he has so many cars he needs an elevator for them. >> bill: and he said let me tell you about mitt romney he helped people who were injured in a car crash. and basically joe biden turned to him and said don't talk to me about car crashes, buddy. my wife and son were killed in a car crash. so ryan didn't have such a good night
. as i think more though the defense spending difference is actually important. here i take the president's side. governor romney has suggested the president's defense cuts would be excessive, but i think they have been fairly thoughtfully presented so >> jennifer: well, there is an -- there's -- i want to ask you about iran too in addition. would mitt romney for example be more likely to allow israel to strike first, iran if they are not satisfied with the -- you know the red line? >> that's -- that's the sort of body language and also the language that governor romney used this summer where he did suggest that israel has the ability to make the decision itself. i by the obama administration has been more his important to give israel any such green light. i think both have said an nuclear weapon is unacceptable but where you may see a little bit more difference is romney may be inclined earlier to bless a israel decision to use force or participate in it in himself. i think it's an important nuance. >> jennifer: very quickly what further sanctions
trillion-dollar increase in the defense budget. then you're going to keep most of the popular deductions. and then you're going to balance the budget. and then you're going to give everybody a free unicorn! that's not how it works mitt! you're lying! there is no 5 trillion-dollar in deductions that you take away from just the rich. that's preposterous. and i'm not going to let you get away with it. one wonders how long i will keep this 2 x 4 that is actually not a 2 x 4 on my shoulder, but we move forward. he says, well, before i go on to the next clip, did you know that 50% of mitt romney's benefits in his tax cuts go to the top 5%. mitt, that's who you're for. you're for the top 5%. you give them half of the tax cuts and they're 5 trillion-dollar, you're going to give $2.5 trillion to the top 5%. that's what is going on. all right before i break it. okay now let's go to the $716 billion lie. >> romney: medicare for current retirees he's cutting $716 billion from the program. >> cenk: huh, that's beard because that's turns out to be totally untrue. here's what polite cofact said about
the defense of foreign oil. china announced that they wanted 10 million cars on the road. they just did a multi billion dollars investment. we in america cannot allow one more technology or business to go overseas, specifically china. we got to do that in america. my car used to be made in china but now it's made here in the united states of america. >> gavin: was that a value proposition? were you doing that because of traditional cheap labor you were getting there you have the benefit of the supply chain being nearby and the benefit of having the productiveity advantages of research and development of keeping it in place. >> the research and development are all here. the management is all based in the united states. most of us get our lithium from china. but china's wage versus gone up, so the idea that there is this gigantic differential between what we pay and what they pay has shrunk. when you balance it, most americans if they could they would rather buy american. they would rather support someone down the street who is making these cars rather than china. when you add that in, we
was up on the ropes the entire time. he needs to get off the ropes or people think he's playing defense. also he needs to call out mitt romney on the lies. there is an objective reality. you can give speeches the next day and hope headlines rebut the claims being made by mitt romney, but the best venue in which do to it is to do it is the debate itself. does he have to get more aggressive. >> i think he needs to get his hands around the fundamental issues of the campaign. mitt romney, someone who lived under his barely distinguishable leadership pit pit is a preposterous public figure. it's absurd that four years after the financial sector almost burned down the world that one of our major political parties would elect mitt romney for president. it's absurd that the principle reason for his candidacy for six months was running away from all the good he did in massachusetts. and it's preposterous to believe that he suddenly made this turn to the middle for any other reason but naked political expediency. he's a ridiculous figure on many levels. unless the president is willing to illustra
to help up dissect the truth, former secretary of defense, lawrence corb. so great to have you back. >> nice to be with you. >> ms. cutter criticized governor romney because politicizing the libya attack. >> he spoke out even before libya. he accused obama for apologizing for basically the rise that occurred in egypt, when in fact what the spokesman said is we didn't support that crazy movie that was causing it. so, yeah he did politicize it before he knew anything. and when libya came out a lot of people assumed it was also the result of the movie. and general clapper, that's what he said in the beginning and then it turned out it was obviously an attack by a group of people some of whom had a small connection to al-qaeda. >> jennifer: what did the white house know and when did they know it? because joe biden was saying the intelligence community had not informed the white house. what really hand? can you parse that out for us? >> well, what happened basically because this movie was making its way around the middle east. you had the -- you know the demonstrations
they skilled in death penalty cases? did they have the skills needed to put on a new defense for you? >> absolutely not. we had these attorneys that had never dealt with a capital murder case. they didn't have experience, they didn't know what they were doing, severely underfunded. also, you know they came from a really small tight-knit community where they had to work with the same judge and same prosecutors on a daily basis. they didn't want to risk pushing too hard because to them this was just one case. they knew they were going to a have to come back and work with these same people daily basis, and didn't want to do anything that would make them angry. >> eliot: every bit of social pressure came down. you were just a small gear in a much larger system, and nobody really cared. until fortunately you got a movie that was made, and some people who were far away by happenstance in their enormous credit decided to take a hard look at this without that, what would have happened? >> oh, they would have murdered me. the state would have gotten away with murdering me. the only reason the
are not backed up by deeds. when our defense is arbitrarily and deeply cut and we have no trade agenda to speak of, and our partnership is not one of passivity. >> obama: the united states conducted an operation that killed owe as much bin laden. >> cenk: george w. bush and the loser dick cheney had eight years to get bin laden and push took a month off that's passivity. when you kill bin laden and put him in the bottom of the ocean that is not passivity. by the way he we also got into a war with libya and gadhafi is dead. that cost us zero soldiers. shut your mouth, mitt romney. you don't know a thing about foreign policy. so what is he going to do? his main strategy s okay, i got it. let's spit in everybody's eyes and encourage more war. this is him saying that in code words, watch. >> romney: it's time to change course in the middle east. that course should be organized around thighs bedrock principles. america must have confidence in our cause clarity in our purpose, and resolve in our might. no friend of america will question our commitment to support them. no enemy that attacks america wi
: that iconic photo of president obama sitting there with defense secretary robert get as and secretary of state hilary clinton with the osama bin laden raid and they are watching the video. >> uh-huh. >> bill: there was a cartoon yesterday where it's mitt romney and his cabinet and they are watching the raid own big bird headquarters. [ laughter ] >> bill: it is something people can identify with and will stick. >> yeah, and i think obama is pretty good at taking these kinds of moments and not letting them go. i think you will probably hear this in every stump speech -- >> bill: and he may raise it again at the next debate. >> yes. and they are pretty good at finding an advantage like this and trying to run it with. >> bill: on iraq mitt romney said yesterday -- criticized the president for pulling all of our troops out of iraq. the war in iraq is over. is mitt romney really saying we ought to go back in or stayed there? what is his point? >> i think that's the issue. he is not saying that. he doesn't have a plan that we're going to take 10,000 or 5,000 troops and
and avoiding defense cuts next year, and working closely with our allies like israel. and he will portray the president obama as not someone who shows enough strength. team obama is fighting back however. and the president is managing to poke a little fun at himself. here he is last night. >> obama: they just perform flaw leslie, fight after fight. i can't always say the same. >> it is the fourth time we have heard the president acknowledge his less than perfect debate performance. more bill press coming up live after the break. stay with us. ♪ viewer for capella university. matter. education is the key. it is the vehicle. it's the way in which we evolve. every journey is different every possibility is unique. but the beginning, the beginning is my craft. i'm an ordinary person striving to achieve extraordinary things. it started with a dream and i'm on my way there. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> announcer: casting across the nation on your radio, and on current tv this is the "bill press show." >> bill: and the president reelected! ♪ >> bill: well, hugo chavez that is. six more years
no be on the defensive, and shifted rapidly, and looked like he was about to tear up doing his closing remarks. >> stephanie: yeah. i think there was a little piling on on the part of pundits. i don't think it was has bad as people -- it wasn'tn't a reason for chris matthews to strike out -- >> it wasn't the president's best performance -- >> it was the worst debate ever! it is the end of the world! >> stephanie: he was on bill maher a couple of weeks ago and bill maher told him to cam down and he goes this is calm! let's go to marilyn? hey, marilyn. oh, dear. the president talking about the jobs numbers. >> obama: today's news should give us some encouragement. it shouldn't be an excuse for the other side to try to talk down the economy. >> stephanie: and here is mitt romney. >> romney: when i'm president of the united states -- [ cheers and applause ] >> romney: that unemployment rate is going to come down not because people are giving up and dropping out of the work force but because we're creating for jobs -- >> in china. >> -- and get america working again. >> stepha
you. >> caller: sorry. it was a lesbian liberal, but she showed a simple graph that showed defense spending throughout the decades. >> stephanie: right. and what mitt romney would propose to spend is higher than what we spent for the korean war, vietnam war, and the gulf war, and building 15 ships a year for the navy -- >> stephanie: right. including three submarines, right. >> caller: why aren't people scared to death of this man? what the hell is he wanting? wars on both fronts -- >> yes, that's what he wants. >> stephanie: what is it jim, i don't have the numbers in front of me the more force we have than the next 40 nations combined most of whom are your allies. it's incredible. also -- [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: big gaps in romney's preexisting conditions. he says he has a plan to help people with preexisting medical conditions get health insurance. but you basically have to be covered in the first place. that is some catch. if you had a significant break in health insurance coverage then they would be able to turn you down. >> tho
the defense department. that means more than $3 trillion of those cuts are coming from programs that specifically help low-income americans. also expect ryan to attack obamacare tonight. he will likely call at it government takeover and could even bring up the death panel lie. but ryan used to support president obama's plan. 2009 he proposed very similar to these oversight boards that he is now calling death boards. he also believed rape victims should not have access to abortions, and cosponsored a personhood amendment. more bill after the break. stay with us. ♪ viewer for capella university. matter. i've been a nurse since 1979. i love being a nurse. a few years ago a friend i went to grade school with showed me a book she had kept from third grade. i had written that i wanted to be a nurse. after being a nurse for about twenty years i decided that i need to further my education. my masters degree was done completely online and that gave me the freedom and ability to do my education while i raised my kids and worked full time. raising my kids as a single mom and ha
cut defense spending, and would you consider cuts to social security or medicare as part of the grand bargain? >> i support a strong national defense but not a bloated defense department. there are savings we can find there. i would never support cuts to any of the safety nets medicare, medicaid, social security. my opponent privatizing under president bush. >> after my mom dad my mom and i got social security survivor that helped me to go to college and helped my mom to go to college. she paid her taxes on the promise that these programs would be there for her. we'll honor those programs. the best way to do it is to reform it for my generation. if you reform it for those 54 and below they will not change for those at or near retirement, which is exactly what mitt romney and i are proposing. >> cenk: your response to that. >> we know what he means by reform. let's not have cost of living adjustments, we need to remove the cap on social security and that makes the program solvent for generations as well. that's an easy fix. my opponent just doesn't want to practice common sense. he wan
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